does this sound like angina please help me
it all started when i went swimming 3 weeks ago i got a strange numb pain sensation to the left of my sternum its like nothing i have ever felt before so i left the pool and it passed
it didnt come back for a few days but then came on suddenly while i was putting the shopping away and then another few days later i got it while just resting so went to hospital ER they gave me and ECG a blood test and an Xray a cardio specialist visited me in my cubicle and said your ECG is pristine your blood is pristine I think you should go home its nothing
I got it back today again at rest the numbness and pain feels a bit worse that the first attack also my left side of my chest over my breast area goes numb and under my armpit hurts so I called a paramedic he did an ECG in my home and said it looks fine and did some bp checks said all looks okso i didnt go to hospital
before all this started i have been feeling very very fatigued constantly i dont know if thats related? i had high cholesterol for a few years at the moment its borderline ok
im at a loss what to do i dreading this sensation coming back again it scares me so much by no one will diagnose me with anything from what i have been reading im starting to wonder is it angina? everytime i have had an ECG i havent been having the symptoms as by the time i get help they have passed,im a 31 yr old male by the way
can anyone help me please
Re: does this sound like angina please help me
It sounds most like costochondritis, an injury to one of the ligaments holding your rib cage together. You probably sprained one of them swimming.
It can hurt a lot and will respond to changes in body position whereas angina will not.
Take a very very deep breath: costochondritis will generally hurt like Hell when you do but angina will be unaffected. If low lie absolutely still costo will not huirt but angina will continue to ache until it passes.
You took the basic precautions and had yourself tested out so now relax. Costo can hurt for weeks but NSAIDS will give a good deal of relief. Try Aleve which you can buy in any drug store, perhaps two pills twice a day?
There is also a very weird thing that can happen...it happened to me in my 20's. WHile swilmming I think I swallowed a few drops of water into my lungs. It hurt a lot and I did the same as you...went to the ER. They said "not heart' and I suffered for 2 days, worried to death. Then it went BLURP...and no more pain. One of the goofiest things that ever happened to me.
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